“I HAVE a soul, I have a heart, I have a conscience and I dare not allow anything that is untoward to happen to my people.
“We stand by principle, by honesty, by
virtue. That’s my teaching, the Jesuits taught me to die for principle and I stand by that . . . I am Catholic to the end with my principles which I hold as sacred. I serve my people.”
Zimbabwe had enough funds to buy food for drought relief but if charity came its way it would receive it, President Robert Mugabe said. “But we are able to buy food from South Africa this year to save our people.”
The above are extracts from Mugabe’s speech at the Food and Agriculture Organisation conference in Rome last week.
And this is our president? May God help Zimbabwe.